The following was released on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020:
Fort Wayne, Ind. (October 8, 2020) – With Halloween approaching, the Allen County Department of Health is recommending the community use extra precautions during their holiday celebrations to prevent an increase in COVID-19 spread.
“We can’t expect to carry on with all traditions as usual in the midst of a global pandemic,” said Dr. Matthew Sutter, Allen County health commissioner. “But by getting creative and using tools we know work like properly wearing face coverings, maintaining social distance and frequent hand hygiene, kids and adults alike can still have a safer and happy Halloween.”
The Department has compiled the following list of recommendations for the Halloween season:
Halloween Safety for Everyone
Stay home if you are sick.
Use caution when deciding to participate in trick-or-treating or other Halloween events that put you in close contact with people outside your household.